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Explanatory Memorandum to Planning Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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8.The Order is in 6 Parts and has 28 Articles and 5 Schedules. Part I contains introductory provisions. Part II deals with reform provisions, which aim to improve the management of planning processes, promote the achievement of sustainable development, enhance transparency and community involvement in the planning system and strengthen enforcement powers. Part III deals with the correction of errors in planning decisions. Part IV makes amendments to the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 to remove Crown immunity from planning legislation. Part V introduces new provisions dealing with mineral planning permissions and Part VI deals with amendment and repeal provisions. The 5 schedules contain detailed provisions relating to Parts IV, V and VI.

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